#1
Okay so I've been painting my guitar for the last week. I have had this problem with the paint being very soft early this week so I wet sanded it back down the the initial color coat and removed the clear enamel. The paint was hard under the clear and I just sighed and said maybe four hours of drying time wasn't enough to handle . Now I'm done, besides buffing and wet sanding, but I need to go to college soon and would rather wait. I have the same problem with the clear coat being very pliable and soft. I have had my guitar hanging inside at about 60 degrees with very little humidity with a fan blowing the paint. How long will the paint still be soft and impressionable? Will it ever harden? I don't want to be playing it and then put it back and have a textured pattern of my jeans or shorts on it or an impression of my arm in the side .
p.s. I used the search bar and many different searches and couldn't find an answer to my question.
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#2
i persnally after the final clear, waited a day, wet sand and buffed, then waited two more to assemble and play, but thats me so i could be wrong, i had no problems though
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#3
Enamel can take months to fully cure. You should wait a few weeks after painting to do the final sand and buff.

Once that is done, then you simply need to be gentle with it.

EDIT: If it is really so soft that you are leaving cloth textures on it and stuff, then I don't know what to say. Are your clear coat and colour coat compatible?
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#4
i really dont know i just bought some generic paint for the black and i got rustoleum crystal clear enamel. they seem to be okay or atleast not incompatible. It's kinda tacky still but I think it's been quite a while for it to still be tacky. (like..27hours)
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#5
Tacky? That is really strange. Sounds like a problem for Ippon.

(Maybe he is like Towelie, where when you mention him he shows up?)
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Tacky? That is really strange. Sounds like a problem for Ippon.

(Maybe he is like Towelie, where when you mention him he shows up?)

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i really dont know i just bought some generic paint for the black and i got rustoleum crystal clear enamel. they seem to be okay or atleast not incompatible. It's kinda tacky still but I think it's been quite a while for it to still be tacky. (like..27hours)

I'd re-do the whole thing and start from scratch. Enamel is a b!tch to do well because as you discovered, it takes a long time to cure enough to wetsand and do your other layers.

Go with Acrylic Lacquer: Duplicolor or Krylon (old, not the new Enamel) or any bigbox DIY house brand.

Make sure to use Acrylic lacquer for the Sanding Sealer/Primer, Colorcoat, and Clearcoat.

#7
ugh, thanks. this sucks alot. before I started this I had already painted with lacquers on the same guitar so that'll be breezy. I'll probably just use it as it for now and when I return from college in thanksgiving I'll re-do it. There's a week and 30bucks gone. It does look very nice as is...except if you touch it...
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#8
You are going to school in the summer? I have never heard of that lol, but I'm a n00b at life...
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#9
well i leave aug 20 and i have better things to do than paint a guitar I'll be able to use for a the better part of two weeks probably
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#10
ok. It doesn't really take that long, and if you paint it right now it will have cured and hardened by the time you get back.
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